give ear to (someone or something)

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give ear to (someone or something)

To listen carefully or pay close attention to someone or something; to give ample or due consideration to someone or something. I want to assure you that city council is giving ear to all residents who want to lodge complaints. Give ear to what I'm telling you, because it may prove more important than you realize in the future.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

give (an) ear to someone or something

 and give one's ear to someone or something
Fig. to listen to someone or to what someone is saying. (Compare this with get someone's ear.) I gave an ear to Mary so she could tell me her problems. She wouldn't give her ear to my story. He gave ear to the man's request.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Still, after much suffering you may get home if you can restrain yourself and your companions when your ship reaches the Thrinacian island, where you will find the sheep and cattle belonging to the sun, who sees and gives ear to everything.
'If Pakistan has been left isolated and nobody gives ear to its alleged rhetoric propaganda, may one ask these TV channels what forced them to telecast (Pakistan Prime Minister) Nawaz Sharif's speech live from UN General Assembly in New York,' Rasheed said.